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Children Affected By Parental Alcohol Problems

Report of the Independent Child Death Review Group

Report of the Independent Child Death Review Group, by Dr. Geoffrey Shannon and Norah Gibbons
December 31, 2012 - 7.6 MiB

Bottling It Up - The Next Generation

Bottling It Up - The Next Generation details how alcohol misuse in families is an escalating concern with early screening and identification of families urgently needed to protect and support children now and to prevent the inter-generational cycle of alcohol misuse.
December 17, 2011 - 889.4 KiB

Hidden Realities

Dr Ann Hope was commissioned to pursue research to profile the exposure of children to risk as a result of hazardous drinking among adults in Irish society, and in particular in the North West and to examine the health/social service responses to family alcohol problems.
November 4, 2011 - 167.2 KiB

ISPCC National Children’s Consultation

The 2010 ISPCC National Children’s Consultation surveyed 9,746 young Irish people between the ages of 12-18 about their own and their parent’s alcohol use. One in 11 children surveyed said their parents’ alcohol use has a negative impact on their lives. This amounts to more than 100,000 children
February 17, 2011 - 1.4 MiB

Swept Under The Carpet

The 2010 "Swept under the Carpet" report by Alcohol Concern and The Children’s Society in the UK highlights the significant impact on children of parental alcohol misuse. It finds that an estimated 2.6 million children live with a parent whose drinking puts them at risk of neglect, and 705,000 live with a dependent drinker. The paper makes recommendations on actions needed to support children and families affected by harmful parental drinking
October 17, 2010 - 1.3 MiB

Keeping It In The Family Survey

Alcohol Action Ireland commissioned Behaviour and Attitudes to conduct market research to gauge the prevalence of, and attitudes to, parental drinking amongst 18 to 40-year-olds
November 13, 2009 - 97.5 KiB

Hidden Harm Action Plan

The Northern Ireland Hidden Harm Action Plan puts policy into action, detailing the region’s response to the needs of children affected by parental alcohol and drug problems. The Plan details what needs to happen to ensure that children and young people receiving compromised parenting as a result of parental alcohol and/or drug problems, can receive the support they need to reduce harm now and assure their health and well-being for the future.
October 17, 2009 - 209.3 KiB

Untold Damage: Children’s Accounts of Living with Harmful Parental Drinking

A recent Scottish study shows that many of those negatively affected by some-one else’s drinking are children and reveals that a high number of callers to ChildLine Scotland are children concerned about their parents drinking. The 2009 Untold Damage: Children’s Accounts of Living with Harmful Parental Drinking study describes childhoods impacted by severe emotional distress, neglect, and increased risk of physical violence and abuse as a result of harmful parental drinking.
August 17, 2009 - 1.0 MiB